Friday, May 18, 2007

Step On A Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Michael Bennett is called in to go to the First Lady’s funeral because there has been a hijacking during it. So he must leave his 10 adopted children to help solve the crime and keep people from being killed. He struggles between helping save lives and keeping an eye on his children as his wife is dying from cancer. He gets help from his grandfather Seamus and is giving breaks but it never seems to be enough. Can he pull through it or will it end up being one big mess?

I have always liked James Patterson and most of his novels that I have read. Being that this is the first in a new series really led me to read it. The characterization is phenomenal and you get a really good picture of both sides whether it is the cops or the criminals. I have no idea who wrote what parts but it blended well together and was impressed by the extent of knowledge that had to be known in order to write this story.

Michael Bennett is a troubled soul but he is going through so much at one time. He feels the stress from his job as well as dealing with the death of the love of his life. I could not think of a more understanding woman than his wife. Though it appears that she has always been like that with him. The kids are so wonderful and I loved getting the little glimpses of each one and can’t wait to see how they end up dealing with everything. Seamus was a wonderful old man and he was my favorite character. He was a priest only because his wife died and he could never see himself getting remarried.

I give this book a 5/5 because it kept me turning pages till the very end. I couldn’t believe that I read it in one day but it was that compelling to me. It seemed like it was the first in the series so I hope there is more. I would love to know what happens next and how things are dealt with. I can’t wait to read more by this author and I hope they just keep getting better.

383 pages/Mystery

I didn't mean to finish two books in one day. It just happened. lol Now off to read two romances. :)


Literary Feline said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. I have it among my TBR books. I haven't read too many of Patterson's books outside of the Alex Cross series, but I do hope to read several of his co-authored books eventually. It's just a matter of finding the time to get to all the books I want to read! Haha Never enough time . . .

Lover of Books said...

I have not read his Alex Cross series read more of his co-authored stuff. :)

alisonwonderland said...

if you liked Michael Bennett, you would probably also like Alex Cross. they are very different demographically, but i found Bennett to be the same kind of man of inner strength, integrity, and kindness that i see Cross as. also, Cross has a Seamus-type character in his life too.

although i don't consider Patterson's novels to be great literature, i relish them!

Lover of Books said...

I will try to get around to it sometime. :)Thanks for letting me know alisonwonderland. :)